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The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page.

  • Internship duration: 3- 6 months (9:00 – 18:00 working days)
  • Field of expertise: Researcher and data analysis
  • Duty Station: Seoul, South Korea

The Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) Department plays a critical part in supporting GGGI’s global, regional, and country-level programs and projects by:

  • developing long-term low-emission development strategies (LT-LEDS),
  • strengthening measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) analysis and guidelines, including capacity building,
  • supporting NDC revisions through defining or updating quantified mitigation and/or adaptation targets; enhancing the scope of NDC to cover a greater part of the economy/society; including and assessing macroeconomic impacts of climate action and socio-economic co-benefits.
  • leading climate diplomacy programs and activities,
  • applying tools to integrate poverty reduction and gender equality into climate and green growth planning and investments to enhance prosperity and welfare,
  • measuring the Green Growth Index performance to support policy planning,
  • providing technical services related to Environmental and Social Safeguards to meet investor and financier requirements and
  • producing GGGI’s flagship and strategic knowledge products.

The CAID unit is looking for an intern to support its activities in relation to GGGI’s global program portfolio in the areas of Policy Impact Measurement. This internship is aligned with CAID’s objectives in policy impact measurement covering activities such as quantitative policy assessments, evaluating climate change initiatives, and assessing potential impacts from climate actions in strategic sectors. Specifically, the intern will contribute to quantifying policy impacts, identifying investments and outcomes consistent with environmental international commitments, and assisting in the development of tools for gathering and sharing impact and policy-relevant information. Additionally, the internship will involve supporting knowledge creation and sharing, contributing to advancing green growth and climate action goals within the CAID department.

Why be an intern at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)?

If you are considering entering the world of international organizations and green growth, an internship at GGGI could be your ideal start. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working at GGGI. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on GGGI’s current operational needs. GGGI welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply. You will be given an opportunity to work directly with outstanding and inspiring Green Growth professionals, participate in workshops and meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as innovative rethinking on sustainable green growth. Interns will be selected based on merit and cannot be children or siblings of current GGGI staff members.

Can you be a GGGI intern?
  • Are you enrolled in a Master’s, a Ph.D. program, or the final year of a Bachelor’s program?
  • Have you completed Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. Degree in the last 12 months?
  • Are you between a first degree and graduate school (gap year)?
  • Do you have an excellent command of English?

As part of CAID’s Global Program support to Members and Partners in the development of policies and frameworks that facilitate and support the transition towards green growth transformations and climate action, we are seeking for a talented and motivated intern to support a project focusing on the robust evaluation and ex-ante impact assessment of climate policies adopted by GGGI’s member countries. The intern will actively contribute to researching assessment methods developed by others and formulating approaches to quantitatively assess the impact of these policies in terms of GGGI’s Strategic Outcomes (SOs).

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with the CAID team to establish a database, develop tools, and guidelines, arrange documentation, and perform the data collection, analysis, and reporting for policy impact measurement;
  • Conduct research on existing assessment methods and tools relevant for evaluation the impact of policies, with a focus on network analysis applications and model parameters for one or more of the following topics in (a) energy and transport; (b) agriculture, forest, and land use; or (c) water, waste, and pollution;
  • Continuously adapt the database to incorporate updates and process improvements, and collaborate with the team to ensure the incorporation of network analysis codes and results into the website and Simulation Tool;
  • Create data visualization for reports, analysis, and website content to effectively communicate findings and insights;
  • Provide support in drafting and editing a report for publications, ensuring alignment with the project’s objectives;
  • Maintain a commitment to ongoing dynamic excellence in knowledge and practices related to policy impact assessment and green growth initiatives; and,
  • Support the coordination and delivery of capacity-building workshops and conferences targeted to both internal and external audiences.
  • Currently enrolled in Master’s degree or in a PhD-level program in any economic and environmental field applying network analysis.
  • Previous experience in designing, building, and using network science tools and models for policy analysis, particularly in areas such as (a) energy and transport; (b) agriculture, forest, and land use; or (c) water, waste, and pollution desired.
  • A strong background in quantitative methods and data analysis, with the ability to develop quantitative models;
  • Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills; and the ability to work with or facilitate the creation of quantitative models.
  • Experience in programming languages such as R, Python or Excel is desired.
  • Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in economics, energy efficiency, climate change, or human development.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure and deliver high-quality work.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Applications that do not adhere to the selection instructions may not be considered.
  • Closing date: April 14, 2024
  • Advancing candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing deadline.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • GGGI evaluates applications based on eligibility requirements, the relevance of academic study and work experience (if any), and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
  • Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Seoul, South Korea
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